Advent: It’s hard to outweigh fear with joy

During the third week of Advent, we are called to reflect on the theme of “joy”. It is much easier to make this a conversation about ourselves. Where are you finding joy during the pandemic? How are you nurturing joy and gratitude in your life? But, these questions can be burdens to us, instead of illuminating. There is so much emotional management that comes with an emergency, and as the situation in Marathon becomes more serious, it’s hard to outweigh fear with joy.

The Foremothers of Our Faith

Prepared for Wesley United Montreal’s Sunday Service of Dec. 23, 2018; based on Luke 1:39-55 (Gospel and Alt. Psalm for Year C Advent 4). I’ve been thinking about the Parkland shooting in February of this year, as I’ve reflected on what a challenging year 2018 has been. Specifically, I’ve thought of all the courageous youngContinue reading “The Foremothers of Our Faith”